Gianluca's family originally comes from Carpi, a small town in the Lambrusco core country. The family never really had to do with wine. Gianluca not at the beginning, who began studying engineering after the Liceo. After a year, he gave the idea of becoming an engineer, but Ad Acta and first decided to travel through Italy, look around and think about his future path. Half a year later he wrote down agricultural sciences and oenology at the University of Pisa, and it stayed with it. Fortunately, because Gianluca is one of the most interesting today (in the absolute sense of the word) and the best winegrowers of Emilia. Together with his wife Simona, also agricultural scientist and responsible for the agricultural production of the 16 hectare farm in Gargallo, he started the Terrevive project at the end of the 2000s. The management has been based on biodynamic principles since the beginning, with Gianluca and Simona traditionally prefer the term. The ampelographic focus is on Salamino and Sorbara, the two varieties of lambruscoses in the area, which are supplemented by the white pignoletto and soon also by a little Trebbiano Modenese.
The Gianluca basement is inspired by a 16th century “cold store” not far away - a poured dome -shaped hill in which it has stable between 14 and 16 ° C. In it he now vinifies a total of seven wines, five bubbling frizzante & spumante and two white still wines, several of them in concrete club. The fermentation is spontaneous through the bank, the interventions are minimal (no beauty and filtering, little sulfur). In general, the wines are extremely elegant, grippy, with crunchy acid, a lot of pressure, filigree fruit and a lot of character.
The fact that there is currently only one wine at Vinonudo is because Gianluca's last vintages are sold out and the new ones are only filled in late summer. We ask for some patience.